Get to Know: Chris Lambton of HGTV's Going Yard

Feb 08, 2019

When it comes to the getting the most out of your outdoor space, there’s no one better to have on your side than Chris Lambton of HGTV’s “Going Yard.” He appears with his wife Peyton the show where they transform backyards, one house at a time. Just a few of the features he has worked on for lucky homeowners include patios, pergolas, fire pits and water features.

Chris’ expertise includes landscaping, hardscaping, garden planning, lawn care, and maintenance. Everything you need to create the perfect outdoor living area!

Chris first won hearts onscreen in season six of ABC’s “The Bachelorette,” starring Ali Fedotowsky, and was ultimately named runner-up.  In a Hollywood twist, wife Peyton appeared on season ten of “The Bachelor” and season one of “The Bachelor Pad,” but they did not meet on camera and instead were introduced by a mutual friend.

Since 2007, Chris has been living in his hometown of Cape Cod and running the family’s landscape business, E. Lambton Landscaping, alongside his brother Erik.  Prior to that, he was a teacher and varsity boys’ basketball coach at New York City’s High School of Economics and Finance.  He holds a degree from Providence College in Rhode Island and was part of the Big East Conference Academic All-Star Team in 1998 and 1999.

He gave us a little bit of insight so we could learn more him, so check it out!

Q. What is the best part of your job?
A. Traveling the country and helping get people outside and enjoying their yards.

Q. What was the last TV show you binge watched?
A. Atlanta and Westworld

Q. What is your favorite paint color? Seasalt.
A. Almost our entire first floor is painted in it.

Q. What was your most memorable home project for yourself or work?
A. My irregular bluestone patio at my house because we use it all the time.

Q. What were the last three songs played on your iPhone?
A. Bob Marley Stir it Up, Taylor Swift Shake it off and Zac Brown Band Chicken Fried

Q. What was the best party you’ve ever attended and why?
A. My house for our annual 4th of July pig roast!

Q. If you could only use one which would you choose: Facebook, Instagram or Snapchat? Why?
A. Instagram because its quick and easy and a picture is worth a thousand words.

Q. What are your best tips to help homeowners with curb appeal year-round?
A. Plant so there is always something with color in your yard no matter the season.

Q. What’s your go-to hostess gift?
A. I love giving small succulents.

Q. What’s one thing you think people should splurge on for their home?
A. A good grill. I love grilling out because the food tastes better and there are less dishes at cleanup.

Chris will be at the Des Moines Home + Garden Show with appearances on the Inspiration Stage taking place on Friday, February 8, at 4 p.m. and Saturday, February 9am at 11am. Purchase tickets online and save $2!

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